Skin tags are small, soft skin growths. But depending on their location, skin tags can get caught in jewelry or clothing. This may irritate the growth, leading to bleeding or infection. Sometimes vaginal skin tags may cause STD-like symptoms, so knowing how to identify them is important. Vaginal skin tags look like the head of a pin or a deflated balloon. They sit on a stalk, which is also called a peduncle.
What Causes Vaginal Skin Tags and How Are They Treated?
UHS Health Topic - Genital Warts
Genital skin tags and genital warts are two common skin conditions. They can be confused for one another because of where they develop and how they look. Genital skin tags are round, soft skin growths that develop on a stalk. They look like tiny, deflated balloons.
Genital warts are warts that are on or near the vagina or penis the genitals. Genital warts are usually a sexually transmitted disease STD. They're caused by HPV human papillomavirus.
This virus is passed on through direct skin-to-skin contact with someone who has HPV on their skin. It can be passed from person to person during vaginal and anal sex. It's also rarely passon on through oral sex. The virus may be present on the skin but no actual warts can be seen. If you have genital warts, you may notice lumps or growths which were not there before around your vagina, penis or anus.